Appeal to give blood ahead of the Easter holidays
NHS Blood and Transplant has asked to encourage our NHS colleagues to give blood ahead of the Easter period. The recent bad weather led to the cancellation of some blood donation sessions and between 6,000 and 7,000 units of blood were not taken as a result. Blood stocks are at urgently low levels and there are still appointments to fill at 23 city- and town-based permanent Donor Centres to ensure blood stocks don’t drop further before Easter. Current stocks of group O (the universal blood type used in emergencies), group B, and A positive blood are particularly low at the moment.
You can make and keep your appointment by calling the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.